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  • Dec 29, 2007 9:53pm


    I was just informed of your miracle tonight. Sherri had told Jean and Jean just told me. I am so glad to hear you are doing well and will pray for your continued recovery and for the changes that are hard for the time being... like not being able to drive. It is so wierd that I was thinking a lot of you the last couple of months... but didn't know how to get in touch with you. I know now I was supposed to pray for you...lesson learned on my part. God bless you continually!

    Lisa White
    Lompoc, CA

  • Dec 5, 2007 2:45pm

    Lisa - Feel free to give me a call anytime for a ride or errand you may need. I can always pick up something for you if I'm out and about also. Glad to hear that you are back home and mending! Your neighbor, Cindy Holy 972-4023 & cell 221-7495

    Cindy Holy

  • Dec 4, 2007 7:03pm

    Hi my friend,

    I so enjoyed staying with you for the week....You are an amazing lady, Your strength, your attitude, is truly a gift from God......I still am in awe of your miraculous recovery....God is good......I love you sooooooooo much and I miss you........Do take it easy Lisa.......I am looking forward to seeing you all at christmas.....Love, respect, and offering prayers up for you kathy k.Your sis.

    kathy koenecke
    omaha, NE

  • Dec 4, 2007 12:52pm


    It was great to hear you are doing much better.

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Hope to see you at a future MCCE event.

    Dave Hochhalter

    Dave Hochhalter
    Detroit Lakes, MN

  • Nov 19, 2007 11:50am


    I am so thankful that you are recovering from your cardiac arrest. We send our love and prayers; and my mom sends hers too!

    It is truly a blessing to have our faith in God and the power of prayer to help us through times like these.

    If you need anything, or just need to talk, please call me.



    Diana Shaw
    Scottsdale, AZ

  • Nov 17, 2007 5:37pm

    Dear Lisa,

    It was so good to hear your voice when I called. I think about you everyday and continue to pray for your health and recovery. I think we all realize just how blessed you are and praise God for the gift of life that He has given you. You are an incredible girl with endless faith and I have been blessed by your friendship.


    Sherri Boster

    Sherri Boster
    The Woodlands, TX

  • Nov 14, 2007 11:23pm


    I'm so happy to hear how well you are recovering. I can see from this website just how many people are following you down the path, cheering you on !!! I know you will continue to improve because you are so very strong in faith, and spirit.

    Best Wishes,

    Dawn Picha

    Dawn Picha
    Albert Lea, MN

  • Nov 12, 2007 7:42pm

    Hey everyone-- This is Lisa. I just went through this site and reread all the nice notes sent to me. I have to admit, I have read it at least 3 other times and each time it feels so new. I guess my brain isn't 100% yet. I do thank all of you, though, for the many prayers and well wishes. I thank and praise God for how he has given me another chance. He must have something for me to do yet! I feel so blessed to be here.

    I do not remember anything of the day it happened. And naturally the hospital stay is very hazy. What I do remember is those nasty MRI's I had to have, the nurses trying to find veins when there were none because they'd all been used, and being in that hospital bed feeling like I was becoming part of it. Obviously, it is all petty now, I'd go through it again to know I could still be alive.

    I am feeling pretty good. I have gone on some short outings (ok the state volleyball tourney was more than short). I feel tired a lot, but also feels good to throw in a load of laundry or do some dishes. I have some strict family nurses who monitor my moves! I have a defibrillator/pacemaker now and hope it never decides to tell me something. I have headaches every morning and am wondering if it is from lack of caffiene. I am not allowed any coffee ever!, no chocolate, no margaritas! NO wonder I have headaches. I need some good advice on substitutes.

    I probably won't go back to work for awhile. I just get so tired. I hope it all comes back to me when I do return. I have had problems with remembering things that took place up to two weeks prior to my collapse. So that is a weird feeling. Oh, I can't drive for 6 months, that will be the hard part. I'm sure it will work out, but thinking about everywhere I need to go is stressful.

    Thank you all again for writing to me. Also, all the food, cards, help at confirmation, lawn mowing and constant calls (I'm probably forgetting something) are so appreciated. I can't wait to start running into people.

    See you then, much love and thanks, Lisa

    Lisa Koenecke

  • Nov 10, 2007 3:47pm

    Lisa and family,

    I hope things are going well....remember to see the little improvements each day and don't get discouraged. How about updating your journal page? We would love to hear how things are going.

    Kathy McCann

    kathy mccann

  • Nov 2, 2007 1:42pm

    Lisa, We recently learned of your hospital stay. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you a full recovery. We'd love to have Joel over any time. We will continue to pray for you and your family.

    The Gherardi's

    Lori Gherardi
    Orono, MN

  • Nov 2, 2007 12:57pm

    Lisa, Your experience certainly causes one to pause and think about the importance of life and of eternal life. It is interesting and inspirational to read the uplifting comments from friends who care about you. God Bless!

    The Meyerson's
    Delano, MN

  • Nov 1, 2007 10:13pm

    Lisa and family, you have been in our thoughts & prayers. We are so thrilled to hear that you are recovering so well! Mitch, Cooper was very worried for you! Best wishes for continued health & healing!

    Missy and Cooper Larson and family
    Delano, MN

  • Nov 1, 2007 4:00pm


    Just saw the news in the MCCE newsletter. I am so glad to see in your posting that you are feeling better. I will keep you in my thoughts for a speedy full recovery.

    Michelle Jacobs
    Hastings, MN

  • Nov 1, 2007 3:38pm


    Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery.

    Our prayerful thoughts are with you and your family as you heal and get back to your family and friends.

    MCCE Friend

    Dave Hochhalter

    Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce

    Dave Hochhalter
    Detroit Lakes, MN

  • Nov 1, 2007 3:32pm

    Hi Lisa,

    Read about your "news" in the the MCCE Newsletter. We all are wishing and praying for a speedy recovery for you. Take care and we'll keep track of your progress on the CaringBridge site.

    All the best!

    Ken Warner, President

    Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

    Ken Warner
    Willmar, MN

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